Witness for Peace Records
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Witness for Peace was founded in 1983. U.S. headquarters for the organization were in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the group was to work with the people of Central America by acting in continuous nonviolent resistance to U.S. covert or overt intervention in their countries and to help change U.S. policy to one which fosters justice, peace, and friendship with the countries of Central America. Although Witness for Peace was primarily Christian, the group welcomed others with a varied spiritual approach but who agreed with WFP's objectives. Into the twenty-first century WFP It continues to be ationwide grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. Its mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This collection is unprocessed, and records have been received from the Witness for Peace national office and some branch offices as well.
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was received.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers/records.
Gift of Witness for Peace,1988 [Acc. 88A-052]; 1989 [Acc. 89A-049]; 1990 [Acc. 90A-076]; 1991 [Acc. 91A-028]; 1995 [Acc. 95A-063]; 1999 [Acc. 99A-020]; 2001 [Acc. 01A-016], [Acc. 01A-017], [Acc. 01A-041], [Acc. 01A-071]; 2002 [Acc. 02A-003], [Acc. 02A-007]; 2003 [Acc. 03A-020]; 2005 [Acc. 05A-001]; 2006 [Acc. 06A-026]; 2012 [Acc. 2012-074]; 2017 [Acc. 2017-041]
This collection is unprocessed and remains in the order in which it was received. This finding aid was created by Kathy Sun and Wendy Chmielewski in February, 2013.
- Volunteers -- Central America -- History -- Sources
- Nonviolence -- History -- Sources
- Peace -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- Sources
- Swarthmore College Peace Collection
- Access Restrictions
- Copyright has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copy right may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.
- Use Restrictions
includes national WFP files, may be duplicated in other accessions